Your last sentence is what triggers me the most: "There was no changes in the number of participants" which means that changing the concept has not attracted new participants, that is one of the goals in Holland to change the format.
Also for the formula new and second hand market it is not a good cange, it will mean les sails to sell and therefore less money available for R&D.
We will see what they come up with in Holland and what motivations are used for the changes they chose for. Thanks for responding.
Still waiting for Remi, he will be surfing for sure